YMCA Summer Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment.
Summer Day campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature. Summer Day camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves. Today, Summer Day Camp is more vital than ever, with an increased emphasis on child safety, summer learning traditions, personal values and social skills.
As with any Y program, the purpose of Summer Day Camp is to help youth grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Summer Day Camps give young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.
YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS:
KIDDIE CAMP (ages 3-5 years)
YMCA Kiddie Camp is a wonderful introduction to Summer Day Camp, with unique experiences to enhance both physical and emotional growth. The program is designed for ages 3-5 and the children enjoy air-conditioned classrooms, outdoor playgrounds and other areas for all the following activities: Swim Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Kid Fitness, Dance, and Water Slides. Please note that all children must be completely toilet trained, pull ups are not permissible.
YOUTH CAMP (Entering Grades 1-6)
YMCA Youth Summer Camp is the place for a summer of fun, healthy and safe outdoor activities. Youngsters develop new friendships, experience independence and acquire new skills by participating in traditional camp activities, exciting special events, life skills programming and outside entertainment. Campers are organized by grade in co-ed groups. Activities for Youth Camp include: Swim Lessons, Recreational Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Ga-Ga, Science, Sports, Dance, Zumba, Physical Fitness, Inflatable Water Slides, High & Low Ropes Courses, and a Rock Climbing Wall.
SPORTS CAMP (Entering Grades 3-6)
YMCA Sports Camp is the perfect environment for the “athletically enthusiastic” child. We provide a fun atmosphere for children and ensure the focus is not on winning but about having fun through sportsmanship, teamwork and respect. It is the perfect way for children to learn new skills and develop great friendships in a safe environment. Experienced counselors who have a passion for sports will lead the campers in a variety of activities including but not limited to: Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Floor Hockey, Team Handball, Ultimate Frisbee, Baseball, Kickball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Ga-Ga, Skill Drills, and Sports Tournaments.
TOO COOL FOR CAMP (Entering Grades 7-9)
This program is designed to meet the emerging teenager. We will introduce teens to new sights, trips, friendships and experiences. Teens will go on several local trips to recreational facilities during the 3 week session. Teens will participate in swimming, arts & crafts, challenge course activities and much more. (Groups are coed.)
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (15 Years Old)
The C-I-T program combines the fun of camp with leadership and on-the-job training skills. It is an exceptional opportunity for young adults to develop their leadership skills. The C-I-T’S will assist counselors with camp groups.